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0000769Main CAcert Websitecertificate issuingpublic2015-08-30 06:39
Reporternijel Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
Summary0000769: Client certificate broken with unicode
DescriptionWhile generating client certificate, I got certificate with name "Michal &". I guess something went wrong when processing unicode name "Michal ?iha?".
[The surname could be for example "Čihař".]
Steps To ReproduceTried generate a client cert on the testsys. My name contains "š" (s-caron). It is taken from my account, where I suppose is OK (displayed OK in my account). However, it is CP-1250 one-byte coded in the client cert created. As client cert is probably UTF-8 (two-bytes for diacritic) coded, this CP-1250 coding is wrong.
Additional InformationSuch error occurs in Win/IE, Win/Chrome, and also Linux Ubuntu/Mozilla Firefox, Linux OpenSuSE/Mozilla Firefox.
This error can be also seen at the beginning of e-mail notices about end of cert's validity. E.G.: Hi Ale�, (etc.) usually I can only read "Hi Ale,". The last char of my name depends on the mail client. Here the hex representation was FDFF meaning the information was lost. Another clients show 9A00 (CP-1250), or C2006101. The correct Unicode representation is 6101 only. The correct UTF-8 representation is C5A1. The representation in the cert is 9A (CP-1250). It would be correct, if this text in the cert was preceded by a coding type and codepage number (I do not know if it is).
Tagscertificates, diacritic, names
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related to 0000770 new PGP keys signing fails with unicode 
related to 0001097 closedNEOatNHNG Special characters which have no HTML-entities are not properly escaped 



2015-08-29 20:51

reporter   ~0005460

This error is very unpleasant, as it concerns the basic info - user's name.
As of certs with names I am not Aleš anymore, but Ale (beer) only.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2009-08-15 13:18 nijel New Issue
2012-12-22 20:13 Werner Dworak Relationship added related to 0000770
2012-12-22 20:16 Werner Dworak Relationship added related to 0001097
2015-08-29 20:51 alkas Note Added: 0005460
2015-08-29 20:51 alkas Steps to Reproduce Updated View Revisions
2015-08-29 20:51 alkas Additional Information Updated View Revisions
2015-08-30 05:58 alkas Tag Attached: certificates
2015-08-30 05:58 alkas Tag Attached: diacritic
2015-08-30 05:58 alkas Tag Attached: names
2015-08-30 06:34 alkas Additional Information Updated View Revisions
2015-08-30 06:35 alkas Additional Information Updated View Revisions
2015-08-30 06:39 alkas Description Updated View Revisions